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Category Archives: Recruiting

Bobby Petrino Gets His Second Uncaged 19 In-State Commit Of The Week

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For the second time this week, UofL Football and Coach Bobby Petrino got a commitment from a 2019 in-state recruit. 3 Star ATH Anthony Adkins, from Larue County High School in Hodgenville, gave his pledge to UofL.

Adkins chose UofL over offers from Army, WKU, and Bowling Green. I expect more offers will likely roll in for him, so it is good UofL was able to lock him in before other schools come a calling.

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The Barbour Shop: An Interview With UofL’s Newest Commit Aidan Robbins

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Photo Courtesy of Aidan Robbins Twitter Account (@theaidanrobbins)

On Wednesday, UofL picked up a commitment from 3 Star Dupont Manual RB Aidan Robbins.

  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • 40 Time: 4.54
  • Shuttle Time: 4.3
  • Vertical Jump: 33 inches
  • Bench Press: 285 lbs
  • Squat: 450 lbs

*stats from Aidan Robbins HUDL page

He picked UofL over arch rival UK, Purdue, Vandy, and Missouri. He is the first of a bunch of high level talent in the city of Louisville to choose to stay home to play his college ball.

Aidan averaged 16 carries a game last season and 3.8 yards a carry per maxpreps. He also did not fumble the ball once. Strong, durable, powerful, with excellent ball security, Aidan Robbins will be a feature back that can wreak havoc on opposing defenders.

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Top UofL Basketball Recruiting Target Impresses During First Day Of NBPA Top 100 Camp

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Photo Courtesy of Billy Embody, 247sports.com

Day one of the annual NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, VA wrapped up last night. 4 Star G Jahmius Ramsey, one of Coach Chris Mack’s top targets, impressed the recruiting folks at 247sports.com.

Here’s what the article had to say about Ramsey after day 1:

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UofL Football Is Trying To Win The State In 2019: Aidan Robbins Commitment May Set The Victory In Motion

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Just about every coach in the NCAA wants to take care of home first (from basketball to soccer). They all speak about how important it is to win the recruiting battle and keep the good and special players home. The same goes for Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, Pete Nochta, Ryan Beard, and the rest of the coaching staff.

This year is no different; especially with all the talented young men coming from the state just within the 2019 class. This class arguably has the talent to rival any class to come before it: the 2003 class (Michael Bush), 2004 class (Brian Brohm and Mario Urrutia) and the 2013 class (James Quick, Kyle Bolin and Jason Hatcher).

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Aidan Robbins Comes Home To Roost As Newest Uncaged 19 Commit For UofL Football

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Today is a huge day for Bobby Petrino and the staff at UofL as they get a Louisville kid to stay home. Aidan Robbins, a 6’3 220 pound 3 Star RB out of Dupont Manual, has chosen to join the flock at the university right next door to his high school.

Robbins, the 11th ranked player in the state of KY, has an impressive list of 21 offers; among them are Vanderbilt, Purdue, Missouri, Cincinnati, Duke, South Carolina, WKU, and UK. With all the offers, it makes locking up his commitment that much more impressive. Mike Summers and Kolby Smith (a teammate of Michael Bush) were the lead recruiters.

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Who Will UofL Football Be Getting With A Commitment From Aidan Robbins?

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Photo Courtesy of Aidan Robbins Twitter Account (@theaidanrobbins)

Today at 1:45 pm, 3 Star RB Aidan Robbins will be choosing the college he will continue his football playing career at. What many may wonder is what kind of player would UofL be getting? What style of RB is he? Can he contribute immediately? Well, let’s delve a bit into what Aidan Robbins will bring to UofL should he commit.

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Photo Courtesy of Aidan Robbins’ Hudl Acc

His Power and Strength

Aidan is as powerful a RB as you will find anywhere in the country. He’s a professional tackle breaker; a player you will see collect a ton of yards after contact. He’s a throw back to the types of RBs Bobby Petrino used to bring in. Robbins body and frame appear ready for the rigors of the ACC. I wouldn’t doubt he could get playing time as a freshman depending on what UofL’s depth looks like at RB.

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UofL Working To Make Shawnkel Knight-Goff A Part Of Uncaged 19

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Photo Courtesy of Shawnkel Knight-Goff’s Twitter Account (@itskeltime1)

3 Star DE/OLB Shawnkel Knight-Goff out of Doss High School here in Louisville is a player UofL appears to be prioritizing in recruiting. He is a fast, powerful, highly versatile player. The kind of player UofL covets as well as other schools.

Knight-Goff is 6’4 210 lbs and runs an impressive 4.48 40 yard dash. Besides UofL and UK, IU, Purdue, Cincinnati, and WKU are among the other 9 schools to offer him. Mike Summers and LD Scott are currently UofL’s primary recruiters per 247sports.com.

Back on May 19, Knight-Goff committed to UofL’s arch rival UK. It seemed like UofL had lost one of the city’s best players to its biggest enemy. However, on May 31, Knight-Goff backed out of his commitment to UK. (Editor’s Note: Thank Goodness!)

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Cards Add Kristian Varner To UnCaged19

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On Saturday afternoon, 2019 UofL Football recruiting target Kristian Varner from Hiram, GA committed to UofL while he was on an unofficial visit.

Varner, a 3 Star 6’4 240 lbs DE, plays for Hiram High School. He picked Louisville over Tennessee, Iowa State, Western Kentucky, among other schools.

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Two 2019 UofL Basketball Recruiting Targets Visited Campus; Jahmius Ramsey Update

Two new 2019 players are on the radar for UofL Coach Chris Mack and staff; Jason Jitoboh a C out of Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, TN and G Harlond Beverly out of Southfield Christian Academy in Southfield, MI. Beverly visited last Saturday and Jitoboh visited Thursday.

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Photo Courtesy of Jason Jitoboh’s Twitter Account (@JasonJitoboh)

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Cards Add Richmond Grad Transfer Khwan Fore

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On Saturday Afternoon, Coach Chris Mack and staff received word that Richmond grad transfer Khwan Fore will be wearing a Cardinal uniform this upcoming season.

Khwan originally committed to Tennessee in early May as a grad transfer, but has now decided to join the Cardinals instead. Fore is 6-0 guard from Huntsville, Alabama.

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2019 4 Star Forward Visiting UofL

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Photo Courtesy of Phenom Hoop Report Twitter Account (@Phenom_Hoops)

The day after Chris Mack landed a big time CG in Josh Nickelberry, he picks up right where he left off by getting a visit from 2019 4 Star SF Jaelyn Withers.

Withers is a 6’8 212 lbs player out of Huntersville, NC. He plays for North Mecklenburg High School and for Team Loaded NC on the AAU circuit. He averaged 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game for Team Loaded NC during the 2018 Adidas Gauntlet.

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UofL Basketball Gets Their First 2019 Commitment From 4 Star Guard

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Photo Courtesy of David Dixon/247sports.com

The fears UofL fans have had about basketball recruiting are allayed tonight after Coach Chris Mack picked up a commitment from 2019 4 Star G Josh Nickelberry.

Nickelberry, a 6’4 175 lbs combo guard out of Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, NC, is a fantastic get for Coach Mack. Nickelberry chose UofL over offers from North Carolina, NC State, Virginia Tech, Florida, and Oklahoma among many others. Coach Mike Pegues was his primary recruiter.

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UofL Football Gets Commitment From 2020 Offensive Lineman

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Photo Courtesy of Jovens Janvier Twitter Account (@runitupjojo_70) and @Recruit_Edits Twitter Account

UofL Football continues to add quality depth for the offensive line on the recruiting trail. Tonight, they picked up a commitment from 2020 FL OT Jovens Janvier.

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UofL Football Lands 2019 FL Offensive Lineman

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Photo Courtesy of Jamari Williams Twitter Account (@jamariwilliams3)

Coach Bobby Petrino continues to beef up his offensive line with the addition of 2019 FL OG Jamari Williams. Williams is a consensus 3 Star prospect out of Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The 6’4 275 lbs Williams had offers from Mississippi State, NC State, Pitt, UK, Syracuse, and Purdue among others. Mike Summers was the primary recruiter for UofL according to 247 Sports.

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2019 4 Star G Jahmius Ramsey Set To Visit UofL

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Photo Courtesy of Billy Embody, 247sports.com

Chris Mack is hammering the 2019 class hard. Just last Friday he had a visit from 4 Star G Josh Nickelberry. Now, on June 2, he has a visit scheduled with another highly touted 4 Star G named Jahmius Ramsey.

Ramsey, a 6’4 180 lbs combo guard, plays for IMG Academy, but is originally from TX. He is the 3rd ranked CG and 35th ranked overall player in the 2019 class per 247sports.com.

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2019 4 Star NC Guard Set To Visit UofL

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2019 4 Star G Josh Nickelberry out of Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, NC is visiting UofL on Friday per Evan Daniels. It is an unofficial visit.

Nickelberry is a 6’4 175 lbs SG with offers from UNC, NC State, Florida, Baylor, Florida State, Auburn, Xavier, Georgetown, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and many others. He is ranked as the 53rd best player in the 2019 class by 247sports.com.

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UofL Basketball Picks Up Commitment From Samford Grad Transfer

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UofL Basketball picked up a commitment today. It’s been a long time since that sentence has been written and it feels glorious. The committed player is 6’2 Grad Transfer PG Christen Cunningham out of Samford University.

Cunningham is actually from Georgetown, KY. He attended Henry Clay High School in Lexington and played for former UofL player Ellis Myles on his Louisville Magic AAU team. While at Samford, Cunningham was coached by Scott Padgett who is from Louisville and played under Pitino at that school down the road.

At Samford, Cunningham was a true PG. He was an excellent ball handler and floor leader with a physical style of play. Cunningham showed the ability to get to the rack and finish through contact. He has a nice midrange and 3 point shot. Where Cunningham truly shines, however, is his passing ability. He makes really nifty passes and his court vision allows him to see guys before they are open.

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No Cancellation This Time As 2018 G Courtney Ramey Visits UofL Today

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Missouri G Courtney Ramey, one of the highest rated unsigned players left in the 2018 class, is scheduled to make a visit to the University of Louisville today.

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2019 UofL Football QB Commit Invited To Under Armour All-America Camp

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UofL 2019 QB commit Jaden Johnson has been invited to participate in Under Armour’s All-America Football Camp in Chicago, IL.

The camp, per Jaden Johnson’s tweet above, will be on May 6th from 8 am to 2:30 pm.

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UofL Is Reentering 2018 G Courtney Ramey’s Recruitment

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It was about a week ago that UofL Head Coach Chris Mack announced that UofL was no longer recruiting 2018 4 Star PG and former UofL commit Courtney Ramey.

Many UofL media and fans were caught off guard that Mack mentioned a recruit by name and thought that definitively ended UofL’s pursuit of Ramey.

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